Yeah the SA fighter Oost is scrapped because he crashed a bicycle and was 13 lbs overweight. He was to be in a title fight as the third slot of this card. His promoter severed ties with him and dropped him off the card. Any contender who can’t screw his head on when he’s about to get his first HBO payday is a retard with no discipline.Posted January 7, 2014 3:23 am
Read somewhere that Oosthuisen vs Alarez is off……something bout Tommy O not being able to make 175?????? WTF?????Posted January 6, 2014 11:12 pm
Good card. I look forward to it.Posted January 6, 2014 9:54 pm
Swedish Boxing Fan
The former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (28-2-1 KO’s 17) have been to inactive if you ask me sence he lost his world title to legend Bernard Hopkins back in May 21 2011, and his conqerer, Hopkins have fought the double amount and is 18 years older.
Only 2 fights have been made in over 2 years for prime age Pascal and that is a little low. Opponents like Aleksy Kuziemski = UD 10 and George Blades = TKO 5 mabey keept him in the ring but did little to impress the boxing public.
Think of it, Pascal have only fought outside Canada 2 times of his 31 PRO fights (1 in USA and 1 in England) and all 28 Canada fights have been located in the Quebec region (!), that is not all to impressive to say that Pascal only fights in his own country and worse in his own region!
Don’t get me wrong here, I find Jean Pascal to be a good boxer and an interesting contender BUT his potentials is taken down by these limits and with these limits he wont evolve much of a fighter.
I would love to see a fight with Jean Pascal vs. Lucan Bute, Adonis Stevenson, Sergey Kovalev, Beibut Shumenov, Tavoris Cloud & rematch with Chad Dawson..
Lets hope for a good boxing year in 2014Posted January 6, 2014 8:31 pm
Why does anyone give Bute a chance at 175 when he got sparked out so easily by Froch at 168?Posted January 6, 2014 4:23 pm
Great card for all involved.
Oosthuzien really needed to make this jump a few yrs back. He’s just far to big to be campaigning at 168 or 160. Perhaps, he’ll show more power to his already all offense fight plan. Alvarez is not pushover though, and he seems to have a good combination of speed and power. Hasnt had that chin checked yet, and Tommy O should have the power to test it at this weight.
Tkam vs Perez should be a war. Takam throws straight thudding punches, much like Vitali Klitschko, and he uses his height well. I think this will be a large ring b/c Bute is fighting a comeback fight, so I think the ring size will play to Tkams strength and allow his to throw lead R hands, and 1-2s. Perez is a tricky SP and will look to fight off the back foot. He’s defo got the power to hurt a big HW, so if Tkams chin aint world class, he’ll be KOd. Whoever wins, is right there for a title shot based on their resumes.
Bute vs Pascal should be the most telling fight. Pascal has struggled with weight and stamina, even at 175. He’s defo not got the build for CW, so if he’s struggling to make weight and is drained vs Bute, his career is over. Bute OTOH was shellshocked before he even stepped into the ring vs Froch. When Froch accepted his invitation to go to war, a shellshocked Bute imploded. Many questions remain as to whether Bute has the chin and the fortitude to fight at this high level. If Bute loses this b/c he cant handle Pascals power……it over, and he should retire, b/c only bigger bangers like Kovalev and Stevenson await him.Posted January 6, 2014 2:49 pm
Pascal gonna handle ButePosted January 6, 2014 12:18 pm
Takam will have his ass handed over to him once Perez connects Takam will be looking for a place to lie.Posted January 6, 2014 11:36 am
perez literally nearly killed mago and takam is no push over. This will be a war!!!Posted January 6, 2014 10:34 am